Gordon Haber

Writer, editor, mediocre guitarist

Month: December, 2014

Generic Post-Soviet Jewish Novel

I was a child in Russia where everybody thought a Jew was a very bad thing, even other Jews. Actually it was Ukraine but Americans don’t know the difference so we just say “Russia” and leave it at that. Anyway during glasnost period — remember Gorbachev, the bald Russian politician with spot shaped like Japan […]

Literary Selfie 2014

* Because obviously “What did Gordon publish in 2014?” is the burning question in all your minds: My novellas False Economies and Adjunctivitis are still available as Kindle Singles. (If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get a free reading app here.) The Parenthetical Review published my story The German Photographer. Zeek published my […]

More Crap About Adjuncts Masquerading as “Straight Talk”

N.B. I’ve gotten a nice response to the post below, so I want to remind all adjuncts and other contingent types that they are invited to email me (firstnamelastname at gmail) for a free copy of my novella about the adjunct life, Adjunctivitis. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t want to blog about adjuncting anymore, […]

Blah Blah Blah Higher Ed Technology Blah Blah Blah

Wired Magazine—that is, the magazine that takes any idea seriously so long as technology is involved—has a piece up about how to fix higher ed: 4 Radical Ideas for Reinventing College Drawn from Stanford Research. Let’s parse that title. (Yes, I know journalists don’t write the titles, editors do. That changes none of my points.) […]

On the Breathtaking Hypocricy of Lobbyists and Politicians

This little gem was in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal: From a Dec. 6 speech by Ed Gillespie at the Republican Party of Virginia’s annual meeting in Chantilly, Va.; the former Republican National Committee chairman was the GOP’s 2014 U.S. Senate candidate from the state: We can see an influence economy starting to take shape. CEOs […]

The Honest Resume

Education 1990: BA in English and Fine Arts (double major!) from a state school whose English and Fine Arts departments were the opposite of rigorous and mostly staffed by bored, detached tenured faculty. 2002: MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction Concentration, from an Ivy League institution (Columbia if you must know), which I am still paying […]


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